In his latest book of interviews, Edward W. Said discusses the centrality of popular resistance to his understanding of culture, history, and social change. He reveals his latest thoughts on the war on terrorism, the war in Afghanistan, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and lays out a compelling vision for a secular, democratic future in the Middle East-and globally. Edward Said is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at New York's Columbia University, and is world-renowned for his research in comparative literature and his incisive political commentary. He's the author of twenty books which have been translated into 30 languages. He writes regularly for newspapers around the world, including The Guardian in London, Le Monde Diplomatique and the Arab-language daily al-Hayat and Al-Ahram. He is also the music critic for The Nation. He is a leading teacher, thinker and writer who is admired for his passionate intellectual voice on behalf of the voiceless. A pathbreaking intellectual and renowned political activist, Said never consents to being pigeonholed.
His writing and teaching often deals with the West's cultural domination of the East and South through intellectual dispossession.
David Barsamian is the producer of the award-winning syndicated radio programme Alternative Radio in the US. His interview books with luminaries such as Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, and Edward W. Said have sold in the hundreds of thousands. His most recent interview book is Propaganda and the Public Mind: Conversations with Noam Chomsky (2001) . Edward Said is best known for two major publications: Orientalism and Culture and Imperialism. A renowned cultural and literary critic, he is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and the recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2001.
Acknowledgments Introduction by David Barsamian 1. A One-State Solution 2. Intifada 2000: The Palestinian Uprising 3. What They Wnat Is My Silence 4. Origins of Terrorism 5. A Palestinian Perspective on the Conflict with Israel Selected Biography Index